Meet the Owners — Chris & Kim

BlueDog Owners Chris & Kim

Husband and wife team Chris and Kim own and operate BlueDog together. They share a love for dogs and both come from families of business owners and entrepreneurs; so opening a dog walking & training company came very naturally to them.

They share a deep passion for providing quality service through their business, as well as maintaining a relationship with dogs based on respect and kindness. They also believe the same for their relationships with their clients and their team. Doing so has allowed them to build a company based around trust, dependability, distinction, customer service and compassion.

Chris & Kim share their home with two Collies, Reese & Lincoln, a miniature poodle, Walt, and a Golden Retriever Lady, in addition to a bunch of chickens and a guinea pig named Jessie.

Want to work for us?

BlueDog is always looking for passionate, experienced dog lovers to join our crew. Become a part of a fun, energetic team of dog lovers who spend their entire day improving the lives of the dogs!

Our Office Team

A man walking a dog on a leash through a foggy forest

On Leash Meetings: A Bad Idea?

When our walkers take a client’s dog out for a walk, we advise them never to chance any sort of on leash meeting with another dog or a person. On leash meetings can put a dog in an uncomfortable situation, and may cause a dog to respond poorly or negatively Read More

Coyote standing in the snow

Coyotes and Dogs: What You Should Know

Coyotes are a common predator in New England. You may hear them at night or even spot them during the day. The problem is, there is a lot of misinformation about coyotes, their habits, and what they can or can’t do that may harm your dogs or pets.

Our Trainers


Amy Kisiel

Amy began working for BlueDog in 2009 as a dog walker and became a certified dog trainer through Mount Ida College’s Dog Training program in 2011. But her experience with dogs began far earlier than that from growing up in a family of dog lovers and at a very young Read More

BlueDog Trainer Eric Vose.

Eric Vose CPDT-KA

Eric has been around dogs and training for as long as he can remember. As a kid, he would go out with his Father or Grandfather to help them train the family dogs for hunting. In 2007 he decided to pursue his own training path by adopting a Pembroke Welsh Read More

Tom Prendergast


Tom was in the Information Technology field for 18 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from UMass – Lowell. He was looking for a change and realized that his true passion was working with dogs; so he began walking for BlueDog. Tom is very familiar with BlueDog Read More

BlueDog Trainer Jessica

Jessica Meade

Jessica is originally from Ohio, where her passion for dog training first started. Her mother worked in the pet care industry Jessica’s whole life and it sparked her love for animals. Her mom was always bringing home various critters and her friends always referred to their house as “the zoo.” Read More

Our Dog Walkers


Alex grew up with dogs her entire life and has always had a passion for animals, which even led to her becoming a vegetarian at the age of 14. She has two lovable 3 year old Golden Retrievers named Bailey and Maddie who like to play, eat, cuddle and go Read More



Alicia, born and raised in Dracut Massachusetts, has always been a huge animal lover! She has had her 8 year old Jenkins since she adopted him 7 years ago. She says she loves animals so much so that she is now a Vegan! Alicia studied Metal Fabrication to Greater Lowell Read More


Alison is the youngest with two older brothers and grew up right here in North Andover! She spent a year in New York studying equine science in hopes of becoming a jockey until she came home and started volunteering at Windrush Farm. She helped out with the equine therapy program Read More


Andrew was born in the England and came to the United States in 2002, becoming an American Citizen in 2013. Andrew has been involved with the Salem Animal Rescue League since 2007 as a caregiver for dogs. Sirus, who he shares his picture with, is a former student here at Read More



Erin has always had a passion for animals growing up, she had a guinea pig and two cats (one if which she rescued) and most recently rescued her own dog, Zelda. After graduating high school, she decided to further her passion for animals and enrolled in the Animal Care Specialist Read More



Jill has always felt a special bond with animals. As long as she can remember, she’s been fascinated with all kinds of animals. When she was a kid, Jill was always the one finding strays or injured animals and taking them in to care for. Whether it be a lost Read More


JoAnne left a job in education to pursue a career as a dog trainer and found her way to BlueDog where we’re happy to provide her with such an opportunity! Jo is the proud mom of 4-footed children Neikko, an Akita, Jewel, a pit bull mix who recently earned her Read More


Karen was born and raised in Oklahoma. She has a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University for Agricultural Economics with farm and ranch management. She is married to a retired Naval officer and they’ve moved all over the US together, though we’re lucky she’s stopped at BlueDog’s home, Andover MA! Read More


Louise left a career in retail in order to find a job doing something that she truly loves, and she found it at BlueDog! Her love for animals, and dogs most of all, started at a very young age. She and her mom lived with her Nana while her father Read More



Mary comes from a large family full of people & dogs. Her and her husband, Dan, raised two chocolate labs, Matty & Paffy, who would attend the many family parties, sporting events, and would enjoy hikes with her & her 19 nieces & nephews. They are now the proud parents Read More



Noey has owned Akitas her whole life, one was named Fluffernutter and the other named Socks. She hopes to get another one very soon! Currently, she has two cats named Calico and Sumai. When she’s not with them, she is taking care of her family friend’s dog. Noey loves photography Read More



Sarah has loved animals since childhood! She was never without a family pet or a pet of her own growing up, and has been a vegetarian since freshman year of high school. Her love of reading led to a more than a decade long career as a high school English Read More

Want to work for us?

BlueDog is always looking for passionate, experienced dog lovers to join our crew. Become a part of a fun, energetic team of dog lovers who spend their entire day improving the lives of the dogs!